MAC Warm & Cozy Collection: Mineralize Skinfinishes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Warm & Cozy Collection
MAC By Candlelight Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm & Cozy Collection: Mineralize Skinfinishes

I know many of you were excited to see two new skinfinishes join the Warm & Cozy Collection. I’ve never been able to jump on the mineralize skinfinish train with all my heart, but some of them are nicer than others.

  • By Candlelight is a light-medium peachy-pink with a surprising amount of pigmentation. It has a very shimmery, frosty sheen, so a little can go along way. (I’d definitely recommend using a light hand or the 187 brush and build up intensity with this shade.) It kind of reminded me of a way more pigmented Porcelain Pink or a peachier Glissade.
  • Comfort is a warmed-up medium bronze. It has a little orange to it, as well as a soft gold sheen. It’s not as shimmery or frosty as By Candlelight. It’s like a more intense, bronzed out version of Sunny By Nature or a more orange version of Gold Deposit, maybe.

See more photos and swatches!

MAC Warm & Cozy Collection
MAC Comfort Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Warm & Cozy Collection
MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes: By Candlelight, Comfort

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

60 Comments

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the post above for information regarding pricing, availability, dupes, and availability, and keep discussion on-topic.

Please do not ask if/when a review will be posted as we cannot review everything and often change priorities from day-to-day. If you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us. Thank you!

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

Comments on this post are closed.

Hey Christine, do you think that Comfort could double as a bronzer or would it be too orange? Also, I was wondering what you think about By Candlelight as a blush. I think I would be more inclined to buy them if the use could be doubled. One last question, do you think there is too much shimmer in them to be used as an all over finish?

I think it’d be too orange, personally – it’s also a little on the shimmery side. I think you could definitely use By Candlelight as a blush if you’re light to medium; if you’re darker, I think it may be a little on the faint side.

I don’t think I’d use either as an all-over finish, though.

Ooof. Colors of both of those are so pretty, but I can’t see myself using such colors anywhere but my eyes. By Candlelight is just TOO frosty for the face; Comfort is a little too orange to be a bronzer or a blush for my skin tone. So annoying! Make eyeshadows in these colors, MAC! πŸ™‚

I have to say though…what’s with the products themselves not being very pretty? What a shame! I know that MSFs are very popular in part because they are so darn gorgeous with their veining and everything. These are just very blah! I mean obviously swatched they’re pretty but c’mon MAC, part of the point is how pretty they look too πŸ˜‰

I ordered mine online, so I couldn’t pick and choose, but I did feel like mine felt exceptionally un-vein-y (and typically, it’s the veining that makes it pretty). πŸ™

Hey Christine, is the shimmer in By Candlelight fine or large like the shimmer was in smooth merge MSF? I liked it a lot but it was sort of glittery =(

I ordered By Candlelight and Mulled Cider from this collection.
Sure there are other nice things, but nothing I feel super excited about.

This will be my first MSF.

Oh Christine…How woud you think By Candlight would look on NC20 skintone?

I have sort of an OT question…If it isn’t too much trouble to answer. How is NC and NW determined? Does hair color factor? I seem to see a lot of blond haired people with NW skintone…Do hispanic people tend to favor NW or NC? I ask because I have a friend who is blond and a hispanic friend and they are wanting to get into mac and I would like to tell them at least some info on that before going into MAC and having the artist give them a whirlwind of products…you know?
Thanks
Jen

I think the color would look fine, but it just seems very shimmery for me, so if you like shimmer… yes πŸ™‚

It’s about undertones. The easiest way to think of it is NC = not cool, NW = not warm. Look at the underside of your forearm; if the veins are green, you’re warm-toned (aka NC); if the veins are bluish, you’re cool-toned (aka NW). If you can’t tell if they’re blue or green, you may be more neutral.

I love an orange blush for my NC45 skintone and I was eyeing comfort but I do not want to buy something I already have. How close is it to the look of gold deposit or warm blend?

Have you been wearing it as a blush or highlighter? I haven’t used it much yet, but it was very, very reflective when I used it sparingly πŸ™

I will definitely pick up By Candlelight, but will probably skip Comfort. I have just swapped my Sunny By Nature MSF and already have Gold Deposit and Warmed, so probably don’t need Comfort as well (I’m quite pale anyway). But By Candlelight… oh I need it! πŸ™‚ Probably another 2 weeks until the collection is out in the UK. πŸ™

Were the Mineralized Skinfinishes always so opaque?! They look weird to me for some reason in the swatches. But I think I like them. Just a little though LoL.

You might like it πŸ™‚ It runs just a little too dirty orange on me, less pretty orange. Taj Mahal I like on me (lightly, though), but this is just… not so flattering. If you can try it in person, I’d recommend that!

I think by candlelight is so pretty but is it anywhere close to perfect topping? I might get both but worry because I’m NW20 in the winter. I’m Medium-plus in the summer. lol. Any advice? Going to the MAC counter within the next douple of days hopefully πŸ™‚

awesome. I can never decide which MSF to get. So far I only have one and I’m getting bored with it. lol. Plus I never know which one will look ok with my skin tone. Thanks Christine πŸ™‚

Christine! I needed some help I’m actually considering about purchasing this, but I already have the mineralize “SOFT AND GENTLE” is it really similar to that or different?

Do you think Comfort will work for my NC 45 skin tone? Do you think it would work better as a bronzer then a highlighter for my skin tone?

If you don't see your comment yet, it's still in our moderation queue. We try our best to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind. Thank you for your patience!